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Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
20 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
43 tweeters
reddit
4 Redditors

Citations

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10 Dimensions

Readers on

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71 Mendeley
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Title
Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum
Published in
PLoS ONE, November 2019
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0225098
Pubmed ID
Authors

Colin Klein, Peter Clutton, Adam G. Dunn

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 17%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 23%
Social Sciences 15 21%
Arts and Humanities 7 10%
Computer Science 5 7%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 205. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2021.
All research outputs
#101,453
of 17,377,895 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#1,820
of 164,918 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,482
of 403,977 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#6
of 178 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,377,895 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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